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Education Committees

Rural Education Committee

Rural Education Committee

The Rural Education Committee is a sub-committee of the RACGP Rural Board and provides direction to RACGPl Rural regarding educational and vocational training issues relating to rural general practice and the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Enhance excellence in general practice training and education through providing input into:
    • Standards
    • Curriculum
    • Assessments
    • Quality assurance
    • Ongoing professional development
  • Provide advice to the RACGP Rural Board and RACGP management on the FARGP and rural education matters.
  • Identify enablers and barriers for increasing enrolment in the FARGP.
  • Consult and liaise with stakeholders to seek their feedback on the FARGP and other rural education matters.
  • Provide advice to the RACGP on initiatives related to Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) activities.
  • Support the RACGP Rural Education Team to assist candidates to meet the requirements of the FARGP.
  • Consider any other matters pertinent to rural general practice education as required, or as delegated by the RACGP Rural Board.


  • Dr Ross Wilson - Chair, Rural Education Committee
  • Dr Ayman Shenouda - Chair, RACGP Rural Board
  • Dr Ken Wanguhu - Rural Censor
  • Dr John Buckley
  • Dr Greg Gladman
  • Dr Karin Jodlowski-Tan
  • Dr Kathryn Kirkpatrick
  • Dr Tim Mooney
  • Dr Sue Page
  • Dr Lucie Stanford

Also in attendance

  • Mark Rowe - General Manager, RACGP Education Services
  • Lauren Cordwell - Manager, RACGP Rural
  • James Flynn - Team Leader, National Rural Education


The Rural Education Committee meets face-to-face once a year and by teleconference four times a year.

Vacant Positions

From 1st January 2016 Rural Education Committee terms will be for 3 years, with a maximum of two consecutive 3 year terms allowed.

Two (2) committee positions will become vacant on 1 January 2016, expressions of interest for these positions will open in November 2015. For further details please contact REC Chair via or contact 1800 636 764

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